‘Horns Checked in for August Camp
Colt McCoy (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Colt McCoy (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Co-Publisher
Posted Aug 8, 2009


The Texas Longhorn football players returned to Austin today to check-in for fall camp and every player was present and accounted for by the staff. The team will turn its attention towards a season with high expectations and lofty goals. Texas also announced two players received medical redshirts.

The Texas Longhorns checked in today for fall camp and all roster players were accounted for, including freshman defensive tackle Derek Johnson who had left during the summer to return to Hoxie, Arkansas to attend to personal matters.

Head Coach Mack Brown announced today that everyone had checked in on time,

“Everybody came back at a record pace this morning. We asked them to check-in between 10:30 and 12 and I think everyone was here in line at 10:30. Everybody is back,” Coach Brown said this afternoon.

The team did announce that two players, junior tight end Josh Marshall and sophomore defensive tackle Michael Wilcoxon, have decided to give up their football careers due to injuries.

“I’ve been dealing with a shoulder injury for a while, and unfortunately, it just isn’t healing right,” Marshall said. Marshall appeared in seven games as a back-up tight end and on special teams in 2007, but missed the 2008 season with shoulder surgery.

“I’m really disappointed that I’m not going to be able to be out there with the guys playing, but I’ve been dealing with some chronic medical issues that have prevented me from doing that. I’ve really enjoyed my time over the past two seasons,” said Wilcoxon, who appeared in six games at defensive tackle and on special teams in 2008.

Other than those two medical issues, every player has been cleared for practice by the medical staff. The team will meet tonight at 6:15 p.m. for a team meeting before tomorrow’s first practice at 6:30 a.m. The first two days of practice will be in shorts and t-shirts while days three and four will be in shells. The fifth day of practice will be the first in full pads. By NCAA rule during the first five days of camp, each player can also practice once.

During those five days, the team will be split into two groups where one group practices in the morning and the other in the evening so each group gets more repetitions but is still in compliance with the rule. The non-practicing group will watch the other group perform.

The team will break camp at the end of August to enter game week preparation for opening week versus Louisiana Monroe on September 5 at 6 p.m.


Related Stories
Freshman Tackle Johnson Expected Back Aug. 8
 -by LonghornDigest.com  Jul 13, 2009
Muschamp Talks Defensive Tackles
 -by LonghornDigest.com  Aug 9, 2009
Coaches Vote Texas #2 in Preseason Poll
 -by LonghornDigest.com  Aug 7, 2009

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from LonghornDigest.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
DT Derek Johnson (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Hoxie HS > Alumni
Football > Texas
[View My HotList]